Canon RC-6

Wireless remote control for compatible Canon cameras

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This wireless remote works with compatible Canon SLRs, like the Digital Rebel T2i. Unlike a camera's self-timer function, this remote lets you take all the time you need to set up your shot. It's also useful for minimizing camera shake when your camera is mounted on a tripod.

Product Highlights:

  • wireless remote for select Canon digital cameras
  • immediate or two-second delay shutter release modes
  • compatible with "bulb" mode
  • range is approximately 16 feet in front of camera
  • 1-7/16"W x 1/4"H x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • IR remote controller (with installed CR2032 3V lithium-cell battery)
  • Carrying case
  • Instructions

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Overview: The Canon RC-6 IR Remote Controller lets you take pictures while you are standing away from your compatible Canon DSLR camera. Compared to the self-timer function built into many Canon cameras, the IR remote controller gives you as much time as you need before shooting when you want to be in the picture. It is also useful to minimize camera shake when taking pictures such as night scenes or close-ups when the camera is mounted on a tripod or other support.

Compatibility: The RC-6 Remote Controller is only compatible with select Canon DSLR cameras which support wireless remote control shooting.

Effective Range: The maximum effective range of the RC-6 Remote Controller is approximately 16.4 feet when the remote controller is directly facing the camera. The distance decreases when shooting at an angle.

Note: Remote control shooting may not be possible in backlit conditions.

Release Modes: The RC-6 Remote Controller offers immediate or two-second delay shutter release modes. It is also compatible with "bulb" mode.

Bulb Shooting: During bulb shooting, pressing the transmit button once locks the shutter in the open state, an pressing it again closes the shutter. It is not necessary to hold down t he transmit button.

Battery: The RC-6 operates off of a single CR2032 3-Volt Lithium battery, which comes installed in the remote. The battery life is approximately 6,000 transmissions.

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Not exactly what I expected.

Written By Anonymous, Guam on Sunday, February 02, 2014

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Although it was very inexpensive, for some reason it doesn't seem to work with my camera. It also does not have a zoom in/out feature which is what I was really hoping for it to have.

nice, tiny remote

Written By Rob, New York on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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This is a great little remote. It works well for hands-free operations and preventing vibrations. I really like the 2 settings - immediate capture and separate 2 second delay. I've already recommended to several family members with Canon SLRs.

Pros: Tiny, two separate modes.

Canon RC-6

Written By Anonymous, Toledo,OH on Saturday, February 25, 2012

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Exactly what I expected!

Convenient remote

Written By HarrisonB, Hastings, MN on Friday, August 27, 2010

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Very convenient. Works perfectly for taking self portrates and/or group shots with
photographer in shots. Also great way to take telephoto shot on a tripod without
disturbing the camera to snap the photo. Smal and convenient to carry on camera strap.
Priced right.

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